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Grade 3 Author's Purpose
Grade 3 Author's Purpose

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Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.3.6

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Why did the author write this text?
  1. to tell about Rosa Parks
  2. to put down Rosa Parks
  3. to give an opinion about Rosa Parks
  4. to encourage others to be like Rosa Parks
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What is the purpose of the second paragraph of the passage?
  1. to show how little people think about their fingernails and toenails
  2. to give examples of the importance of fingernails and toenails
  3. to describe what fingernails and toenails look like
  4. to explain how fingernails and toenails are made
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.3.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to explain that licking your elbow is possible
  2. to describe a way to lick your elbow
  3. to share about her own special talent
  4. to highlight cool tricks people can do
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include the last paragraph?
  1. to share how fast a sneeze travels
  2. to describe how you sneeze
  3. to explain why you sneeze
  4. to clear up rumors about sneezing
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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Why did the author most likely write the passage?
  1. To tell about a French photographer
  2. To explain what a doppleganger is
  3. To find her own doppleganger
  4. To talk about how rare twins are
Grade 3 Author's Purpose

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Grade 3 Author's Purpose
Examples of entertaining texts are                                      
  1. dictionaries
  2. plays, poems, stories and comic strips
  3. textbooks
  4. biographies
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